Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Blog Posts: Watch Carey Purcell on MSNBC’s “AM Joy”

I appeared on “AM Joy” to discuss my Politico article “I Survived Trump Magazine – Barely.” Watch the interview below.  


Published: Changing the Script for Women Directors: Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

Originally published on HowlRound.com Read this story online “This wasn’t something we had planned for,” said Diane Paulus. The director of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress, Paulus and the production became a part of theatre history when they announced that the … Continue reading


Published: Ani DiFranco, Lizz Winstead, and Chastity Brown Want You to “Vote Dammit!”

Originally published on Glamour.com Read this story online “Wow, I’ve had a lot of coffee this morning!” Ani DiFranco laughs. The singer-songwriter and activist has been talking nonstop for more than five minutes about the upcoming presidential election when she … Continue reading


Published: Michael Cerveris on the Closing of Fun Home: ‘It Arrived on Broadway in the Moment it Was Most Needed’

                              Originally published on Out.com Read this story online When Michael Cerveris, who plays the closeted Bruce Bechdel in the Broadway musical Fun Home, begins his … Continue reading


Published: The ‘A’ Word: Plays About Not Having the Baby

Originally published on AmericanTheatre.org Read this story online When Lisa Loomer accepted the invitation to write a play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions series about the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, she knew she was walking … Continue reading


Published: “Pretty Little Liars'” Not-So-Pretty Little “Love” Story

  Originally published in Dame Magazine Read this story online Seven seasons in and Pretty Little Liars has finally addressed the elephant in the room. No, they have not identified the mysterious villain terrorizing the central characters, but they have … Continue reading


Published: I Survived ‘Trump’ Magazine—Barely

Originally published on Politico.com Read this story online I had been at Trump magazine for only four months when my first paycheck bounced. We’d heard rumors of the company’s financial troubles, but I had no idea how bad it really … Continue reading


Review: Cats

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, on a family trip to New York, she was first introduced to the … Continue reading